Elderly vulnerable persons, who are at risk of complications if infected with Coronavirus, have led care workers, nurses and other workers of Caremalta company, who runs elderly homes, to sacrifice themselves by living with the elderly residents 24 hours daily without meeting with anyone outside the homes.
Television Malta spoke with a senior care worker who works in one of the elderly homes, who is now living in the same home.
Three weeks ago, Antoinette Caruana decided to leave her family environment and isolate herself with the elderly at their residence in order to avoid outside contact as a prevention against Covid-19.
Ms Caruana told TVM that while the decision was not an easy one, she could resume with her vocation with the support of her family.
“For us, elderly persons are really vulnerable; it was an altruistic act for all of us, but those who took the decision realised that this was a current necessity”.
Antoinette feels satisfied with the elderly residents’ appreciation, a gesture that strengthened unity among the workers.
“I was impressed with our unity, we increased our teamwork and supported each other in such difficult moments because it will not be an easy situation. Everyone misses his relatives”.
Antoinette appealed to elderly persons to remain at home to protect their health. The elderly residents said they appreciate the workers dedication who, like Antoinette, are making sacrifices.